Job Fair for Veterans and Military Spouses in Sacramento
SACRAMENTO, CA- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, along with lead sponsor University of Phoenix, will host "Hiring Our Heroes - Sacramento," a hiring fair for veterans and military spouses. More than 40 employers are expected to participate with jobs available for veterans and military spouses of all ranks and levels of experience. Companies range from America's biggest employers to dozens of small companies from the region. The event will also include a free Hiring Our Heroes employment workshop that features one-on-one mentoring sessions on resume building, job search tools, and interviewing techniques for all job-seekers.
Since Hiring Our Heroes began in March 2011, more than 1,200 companies have hired 20,200 veterans and military spouses as a result of more than 620 hiring fairs. In March 2012, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, National Chamber Foundation, and Capital One launched Hiring 500,000 Heroes, a national campaign to engage the business community in committing to hire half a million veterans and military spouses by the end of 2014. Thus far, more than 1,000 businesses of all sizes have pledged to hire 235,000 heroes toward this goal. To date, 119,000 hires have been confirmed toward this goal.
WHAT: Hiring Our Heroes - Sacramento
WHEN: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT
Workshop begins at 9:00 a.m.
WHERE: Lions Gate Hotel & Conference Center
3410 Westover St.
Sacramento, CA 95652
Interested job seekers should register for free at http://hoh.greatjob.net. Walk-in job seekers are allowed (veterans must provide proof of service).
This hiring event is being held in partnership with the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, the Department of Labor Veterans' Employment and Training Service (DOL VETS), the California Committee of the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, The American Legion, and other local partners.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation (USCCF) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce dedicated to strengthening America's long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.
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